Historic Extraordinary Synod of Bishops

Editor’s Note -- This story about the synod shows only what was discussed during the family synod. No definitive conclusions have been reached.  Pope Francis used the synod to LISTEN to what people are saying.  The Synod in October 2015 will generate proposals for the pope’s approval.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, said he hoped the final report of the Synod of Bishops on the family would improve on the assembly’s midterm report in celebrating exemplary families, encouraging missionary outreach and emphasizing that the church’s pastoral efforts must be grounded in Scripture and Catholic teaching.